A few weeks ago, when our family was in Colorado, we spent a day at Garden of the Gods.
It was our childrens’ first time to go to Colorado and they were so excited about getting to go “mountain climbing” (as they referred to climbing on the rocks at Garden of the Gods).
They had a blast and it was so fun to watch them all enjoying God’s creation and this free natural “playground.”
However, they were quite fearless, so it was a little unnerving for me as their mom!
At the same time, though, I was excited to see that my two usually more fearful ones were showing such bravery.
It made me realize that they are growing up and maturing and tackling adventures they never would have a year or two ago.
Silas was so determined to climb up the rocks himself. I loved seeing his perseverance!
The views were breathtaking–quite a contrast from the flat land in Kansas!
As we were getting ready to leave, I happened to notice these beautiful flowers growing out of a particularly rocky and barren area. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to take a picture for myself–and for you all.
Many of you are going through hard, hard times right now. I read your emails and my heart breaks at the struggles and troubles you have on your plate. I can’t even bear to imagine some of your circumstances and the burdens you have weighing on you.
But I want you to look at these flowers and be encouraged. Even in the midst of the rockiest times, you can still bloom. When you just want to wither away because you feel dried up and exhausted, don’t lose hope!